The Power of Thoughts (pt. 1)
You become a battle ground when you listen to the enemy.
I want you to think about that. Even when Satan was cast to the earth, it was not a battleground for man because Adam was listening to one voice, God’s voice. Nothing could stop Adam and Eve from the authority that God had given them except they, themselves, by listening to the wrong voice. There was not a question in Adam’s mind if he could or could not do what God told him to do - the supernatural abilities that Adam had were natural to him. Adam did not doubt God because that was the only voice he heard. The battle entered when Adam started listening to another voice which questioned the first. It still creates a battle today in the sons and daughters of God.
The enemy's voice rings out in the mind, but God's voice rings out of the Spirit.
The battle is not with what is outside of you, the battle is within. We need to take every thought and make them conform with the Word of God. Romans 12 says '...do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind...'. That is key because once you understand the way the mind works, now your victory starts to come, now you start to build faith, now you're ready to receive what God has for you.
Our spirit is the part of us that is connected to God. The way it was designed to work is the Holy Spirit speaks to your spirit, your spirit speaks to your mind, and your mind speaks to your body. Our spirit communicates with God and our mind manifests the natural. The reality of this is that your mind and brain are two different things. The mind is the part of us that works through, and with the brain. It is not our spirit but it is the part of us that connects the two worlds.